Work will begin this month on a $7.5 million project at Union Station that will expand Science City to an outdoor area and will add a bridge from the front of the station to the parking garage.
Access to the garage and to the station’s lower level entrance will not be affected during construction. All attractions will continue to be available.
Access to OK Street from the west will be blocked beginning Jan. 18, but OK Street will still be open from Grand Boulevard.
The project will create a space for a new outdoor Science City exhibit and a plaza area for events. In addition, a bridge for vehicles and pedestrians will improve access to the garage from Pershing Road. The project is being funded with private donations and $2.25 million in state tax credits.
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Station officials say it is the largest construction project since the station was renovated and reopened in 1999.
“Construction safety fencing will be in place within days around the first areas impacted, but little inconvenience will be felt by visitors,” said Union Station president George Guastello.